Team India Hockey Forward player of Mumtaz Khan named as the FIH Women’s Rising Star of the year.
Mumtaz who is currently 19 yar old hails from Kucknow and scored total eight goals in six matches including hat-trick in april during India’s Fourth place finishing campaign.
She finished in third place on the list of top scorers in the World Cup
“I cannot believe that I have won this award. It is the hard work of our entire team over the year that has paid off, and I dedicate the win to my team,” Mumtaz said.
“I feel the award is a sign that the hard work that I have put over the past year on the training grounds has helped me improve a lot as a player. But this is just the beginning of my career. I wish to continue the learning process and will continue the hard work to improve upon my game.” Mumtaz edged Belgium’s Charlotte Englebert by a margin of just three points after votes were cast by experts (40%), teams (20%), fans (20%) and media (20%). The young Indian finished with a total of 32.9 points, with Englebert coming in second with 29.9 points. Luna Fokke from the Netherlands finished third with 16.9 points.